10/21/14 9:19am

Sugar House Day Spa and Salon will be hosting an after-hours event benefiting the National Breast Cancer Foundation on October 25th. Guests will enjoy a variety of services (see list below). For more details and to purchase tickets, click this link. For more information about Sugar House Day Spa & Salon, click this link.

Yours truly will be there @ 6:30 PM so I hope to see you there!

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10/21/14 9:10am

When I was out at the annual Alexandria Fall Festival this weekend, I noticed how many houses in Cameron Station, including the one below, pay homage to the Palladian architecture you would find in Old Town Alexandria. Check it out below and let me know what you think. Click on the image for a larger view.

Your extraordinary house of the day in the Cameron Station area of Alexandria, Virginia

(Inspired by PoPville)

10/21/14 8:47am

This is an update to this post.

Who would you like to see make a cameo and get eaten in Washington, D.C.? Do you think Alexandria, Virginia will play a part in the movie? Discuss below!

Via Mashable

The suited sharks of Washington D.C. are going to meet real sharks in the next installment of Syfy’s Sharknado franchise.

The network announced on Monday that Sharknado 3 will see the finned flying terrors devour the entire Eastern seaboard, starting with a stop in Washington D.C. before heading down for some sun in Orlando, Florida.

“No seaboard city below our nation’s capital is safe,” teases the movie’s official website.

Sharknado 3 will be on TV in summer 2015.

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10/20/14 10:48pm

Support Cora Kelly @ Chipolte in Potomac Yard on October 21, 2014


You can find out more information about Cora Kelly at this link or watch this video about the great things that are happening at the school. The Chipolte location in Potomac Yards can be found via this link.

10/20/14 10:08pm
Dark Clouds Headed Toward Carlyle

Via CWG, remember that tornado warning last week and the storm damage it created (see this link and this link)?


It seems there was a tornado in Alexandria last Wednesday after all after a damage survey was done by the National Weather Service. The tornado was an EF-0 with maximum winds of 65 MPH.

THIS REVIEW IS BASED ON CORROBORATING EVIDENCE OF OBSERVED DAMAGE LOCATIONS AND ROTATIONAL VELOCITY COUPLETS FROM THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATIONS TERMINAL DOPPLER WEATHER RADARS AT WASHINGTON REAGAN NATIONAL AIRPORT AND JOINT BASE ANDREWS…ALONG WITH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KLWX WSR-88D RADAR IN STERLING VA.

THE TORNADO IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE TOUCHED DOWN AT 12:23 PM…WHERE THERE WAS A TREE DOWN NEAR THE INTERSECTION OF HUNT ROAD AND BELLE HAVEN ROAD. THE TORNADO CONTINUED NORTH ACROSS THE BELLE HAVEN COUNTRY CLUB WHERE MORE LARGE TREE LIMBS WERE SNAPPED. THE TORNADO LIKELY LIFTED ACROSS INTERSTATE 495 WHERE IT CROSSES OVER THE GEORGE WASHINGTON PARKWAY…WHERE LARGE TREE BRANCHES WERE DOWNED.

SEVERAL MORE LARGE TREE BRANCHES WERE SNAPPED IN THE ADJACENT NEIGHBORHOOD TO THE NORTH BEFORE THE RADAR COUPLET SIGNATURE
WEAKENED AFTER 12:26 PM.

10/20/14 1:57pm

NOTEPlease consider sharing a photo of your Halloween decorations by emailing it to me at lee[at]redbricktown[dot]us or drop it in our Flickr Pool. Please let us know the neighborhood where you live. If you know of a great Halloween decoration in Alexandria, you can also let us know on Facebook and Twitter.

The Hard Times Cafe horse that is usually on display outside the Old Town Alexandria location always gets into the holiday spirit. This year, it’s gotten into the Halloween spirit. Check this out.

10/20/14 11:43am

Red Barn Mercantile located at 1117 King Street in Alexandria, Virginia

New Design Services Program Launched

Red Barn Mercantile is partnering with local home design firm Shotgun Double, LLC to provide interior design services for small, residential furnishing projects.

For a flat affordable fee, Shotgun Double will conduct a site assessment to establish the scope of a project and provide a plan layout, along with furnishing and accessory recommendations. The client will then receive a 10% discount on any furniture and accessories subsequently purchased from Red Barn Mercantile, up to the amount of the design fee paid (essentially refunding the design fee.) Shotgun Double is an experienced interior design firm based in Old Town Alexandria.

Click this link to learn more.

Rescue My Room Instagram Contest Kicks Off

Win a free room consultation from Shotgun Double and rug from Red Barn Mercantile, together valued at up to $2,000!

From October 18 through November 16, 2014, follow both @RedBarnMerc and @ShotgunDouble on Instagram.

To enter, simply snap a picture of the one room in your house most in need of help and share it with the hashtag #rescuemyroom. Also be sure to provide a brief explanation about why it is the worst room in your home.